09-12-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in News

  In August, PCRG welcomed two new VISTA members to the PCRG team. Both Sabreena and Adrie will be working on projects readers will learn more about over the next year. We asked the two of them some questions to introduce them to our members, partners, and friends. — Adrie, where are you from? I’m from [...]

07-17-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in Member services, News, Programs, Resources, Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG)

In recent months, affordable housing policy has been in both the national and local news. PCRG members and partners advocate for legislation and programs to support affordable housing, but they are also actively involved in affordable housing production. PCRG supports our members’ involvement both through research and advocacy, as well as through programs. These programs include [...]

06-7-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in News

Since being founded in 1988, PCRG has taken the time each year to recognize financial institutions, nonprofit groups, and individuals that positively impact their communities. That annual awards luncheon has now transformed into our two-day Summit. However, each year we still take the time to recognize individuals and groups from the Greater Pittsburgh Region who [...]

06-1-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in Events, News

The 2017 Community Development Summit has come and gone. On behalf of PCRG, thank you to all of our supporters. Whether you presented, volunteered, sponsored, or attended, you made our Summit a success. But don’t take our word for it! Here’s some of the feedback we got from attendees: “The Summit was amazing as always.” “I [...]

05-8-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in News

For the Seventh Annual Community Development Summit, our Summit Steering Committee made sure the sessions selected were stronger and more compelling than any previous year. In the past, attendees have told us that they want to hear more about what’s happening in other regions. This year, we’re having sessions from the Greater Pittsburgh Region and [...]

03-14-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in News, Newsletter Archives

Since our founding, PCRG has held an annual awards luncheon to recognize the work of our financial partners. Over time, that modest luncheon has grown into a full two-day conference with nationally recognized keynote speakers, innovative session presenters, and attendees from across the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic regions. However, the main event of our Summit [...]

03-10-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in News, Newsletter Archives, Policy, Resources, Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG)

The disposition of land in our neighborhoods should be an important issue to every Pittsburgh resident. Land is a finite resource, and the Pittsburgh Land Bank has the potential to unlock currently vacant land and be a tool to revitalize currently abandoned houses. However, it’s important for the public as individuals and as groups to [...]

03-9-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in News, Newsletter Archives, Partners, Programs, Resources, Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG)

Over the past few weeks, the first conservatorship cases within the City of Pittsburgh have been completed. In January 2017, more than forty-five cases were pending in the Pittsburgh court system. Filed by individuals and nonprofits from the West End to the North Side and the East End, cases addressed properties from vacant lots and [...]

02-13-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in News

PCRG staff are working hard on bringing the 2017 Summit to life! This year’s theme, CommUNITY: The Power of People in Action, focuses on real, actionable, holistic solutions to persistent problems that make the not-so-usual suspects part of our team. As always, the heart of our Summit is the sessions submitted by community development practitioners from across the [...]

02-10-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in News, Policy, Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG)

On February 10, 2017, the Pittsburgh Land Bank Board of Directors released the long-awaited Policies and Procedures draft. The draft document can be read in full and in a summarized version on the Pittsburgh Land Bank (PLB) website. The PLB Board encourages all interested parties in the City of Pittsburgh to read and submit feedback both [...]